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Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

28 May 2020

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan

22 May 2020

Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan

Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, along with a 57-member cast and crew of his upcoming movie Aadujeevitham, has returned to India.

Varun's 'ABCD 2' dialog inspires Israel government; actor is thrilled

07 May 2020

Varun's 'ABCD 2' dialog inspires Israel government; actor is thrilled

Believe it or not, in these grim times, movie dialogs can inspire one and all, including government authorities who are working hard to fight the pandemic.

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

01 Mar 2020

'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease heightens fears in Iran, Indian students stranded in the country have appealed for evacuation.

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

29 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

In Iran, the novel coronavirus disease has sparked major concerns, especially as the impact of the viral outbreak remains mired in conflicting reports.

Stocks plummet as markets reopen in China amid coronavirus outbreak

03 Feb 2020

Stocks plummet as markets reopen in China amid coronavirus outbreak

Stocks in China plummeted as trading resumed on Monday amid a worsening outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

30 Jan 2020

10-year-old boy who had coronavirus 'without symptoms' raises fears

Amid a global coronavirus outbreak, the case of a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with the viral infection in China has raised fears about how easily the disease can spread.

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

25 Jan 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 dead in China; over 1,300 infected worldwide

An outbreak of a never-before-seen coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in China, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

23 Jan 2020

Chinese city, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, placed on lockdown

The city of Wuhan in central China has been placed on lockdown since the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

All you need to know about the deadly coronavirus outbreak

22 Jan 2020

All you need to know about the deadly coronavirus outbreak

Over the past month, an infectious virus, never seen in humans before, has infected hundreds of people across many nations.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Living robots, Windows 10 bug, AI-based Maths Solver, more

19 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Living robots, Windows 10 bug, AI-based Maths Solver, more

This week, we have witnessed some major developments in tech.

ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

17 Jan 2020

ISRO launches GSAT-30 satellite: What it can do?

ISRO's first satellite of 2020, the GSAT-30, has been successfully launched by Arianespace, the world's first commercial launch service provider.

Restoring virginity: How UK doctors profit from young women's fears

13 Jan 2020

Restoring virginity: How UK doctors profit from young women's fears

Doctors in the United Kingdom are profiting off the vulnerabilities of young women by conducting secret "hymen repair" surgeries, an investigation has found.

Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

07 Jan 2020

Iran designates all US forces as "terrorists" for killing Soleimani

On Tuesday, Iran designated all forces of the US as "terrorists" by passing a Bill in the Parliament.

Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked

05 Jan 2020

Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to target 52 sites in Iran if the Middle Eastern country chooses to retaliate the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

04 Jan 2020

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

04 Jan 2020

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

03 Jan 2020

Who was Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian General US killed?

Earlier on Friday, the United States confirmed to have killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Iraq's Baghdad Airport.

China is selling AI-powered killer robots to the Middle East

08 Nov 2019

China is selling AI-powered killer robots to the Middle East

Despite several warnings from technology moguls, the age of dangerous killer robots, AI-powered machines that require little to no oversight to kill, is here.

Modi, Saudi King to sign key agreements to strengthen ties

29 Oct 2019

Modi, Saudi King to sign key agreements to strengthen ties

In a bid to strengthen bilateral ties between India and Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to sign several agreements with the Kingdom.

HR tech start-up Greytip raises $4.87 million from Naukri's parent

06 Oct 2019

HR tech start-up Greytip raises $4.87 million from Naukri's parent

HR tech start-up Greytip Software has raised $4.87 million in Series C round of funding.

Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop goes official

09 Sep 2019

Acer Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop goes official

Acer has announced the Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop at the IFA 2019 in Berlin.

Five must-visit countries in the Middle East

20 Jul 2019

Five must-visit countries in the Middle East

International travel doesn't just mean packing bags and heading to the Europe.

Upset due to rising heat? Soon, it will get worse

12 Jun 2019

Upset due to rising heat? Soon, it will get worse

These days, the general emotion is-Bahut garmi hai yaar! The scorching heat is making life difficult for everyone.

Review: 'Bharat' is an excessively stretchy Salman Khan show

05 Jun 2019

Review: 'Bharat' is an excessively stretchy Salman Khan show

When a man is granted the liberty to carry out whatever vague idea that strikes his mind, things are bound to go out of line.

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

26 Apr 2019

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.

Mia Khalifa reveals how Robert Sandberg proposed to her

18 Mar 2019

Mia Khalifa reveals how Robert Sandberg proposed to her

Former adult movie star Mia Khalifa, who is quite popular globally, broke millions of hearts lately after getting engaged to her beau Robert Sandberg.

Trump's former campaign-manager Paul Manafort gets 47 months in prison

08 Mar 2019

Trump's former campaign-manager Paul Manafort gets 47 months in prison

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison yesterday for tax crimes and bank fraud.

Mahindra unveils electric hypercar, can do 0-100kmph in two seconds

06 Mar 2019

Mahindra unveils electric hypercar, can do 0-100kmph in two seconds

Mahindra & Mahindra-owned automaker Pininfarina has finally unveiled 'Battista', its highly anticipated electric hypercar.

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

05 Mar 2019

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

In a hair-raising news, a US-Saudi doctor was tortured in Riyadh using electric shocks.

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

05 Mar 2019

Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

Amid Indo-Pak tension, Beijing cancels all flights to, from Pakistan

01 Mar 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tension, Beijing cancels all flights to, from Pakistan

China has canceled all flights to and from Pakistan and rerouted its international aircraft flying over the Pakistani airspace due to the regional tensions, official media in Beijing reported today.

Two countries, two women: Can ISIS brides return home?

23 Feb 2019

Two countries, two women: Can ISIS brides return home?

In more ways than one, the lives of British citizen Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana, who hails from the United States have come to the same crossroads.

Chanting 'Death to America', Iran marks 1979 revolution's 40th anniversary

11 Feb 2019

Chanting 'Death to America', Iran marks 1979 revolution's 40th anniversary

On Monday, hundreds of thousands of people held nation-wide rallies across Iran to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution and renew their allegiance to the country's Islamic principles.

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

10 Feb 2019

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

06 Feb 2019

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

06 Feb 2019

GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.